Symrise Pet Food, a global leader in the pet food industry, will establish its North American headquarters in Hodges, South Carolina. The $65.5 million project is expected to create 65 jobs in Greenwood County.
The state-of-the-art facility will allow the company to meet increased demand and grow its powder palatant product lines, according to company officials. The site is planned for operations in 2025.
“This expansion is a key step for Symrise Pet Food’s North American business. We appreciate the support we have received making our project a reality in Hodges and look forward to continuing our partnership within Greenwood County. As the pet food industry keeps growing, we are committed to supporting our customers' needs and are always looking for ways to reach out for new opportunities,” Symrise Pet Food General Manager (NA) Tim Lonc said.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits as an incentive related to this project.
“Today’s announcement by Symrise Pet Food to invest $65.5 million and create 65 new jobs in South Carolina will add to our recent record-breaking economic success. We applaud Symrise Pet Food for their commitment to our state and for creating jobs for our people,” Governor Henry McMaster noted.
Symrise Pet Food partners with pet food manufacturers to offer complete solutions covering three essential aspects of pet food through its expert brands: Pet Food Palatability with SPF, Pet Nutrition with Nutrios and Pet Food Protection with Videka (a joint venture with Kalsec). Additionally, Symrise Pet Food is part of the Taste, Nutrition and Health segment of the Symrise group, a global supplier of fragrances, flavors, food and cosmetic ingredients.